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Elder Advocates of Alberta Society (1992)

October 15, 2018

VIA FACSIMILE (780) 427 2022

Attention Paul Bretscher, Chief of Staff,
Alberta Transportation 320 Legislature Building,
10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5K 2B6

Dear Sir:

We acknowledge your letter dated 2018 8 20, mailed 2018 10 09, retrieved by us 2018 10 12 from Southgate Mail center.

As indicated in previous correspondence from Alberta Transportation, you state that “Alberta transportation does not refer drivers for cognitive or functional assessments”. That is not accurate. Through the years Alberta Transportation has required seniors to complete DriveABLE testing in order to qualify for licensure. We have appealed to the Office of the Minister of Transportation and to the Director of Driver Fitness and Monitoring in this regard.
On some occasions Alberta Transportation has been most aggressive and unjust. It took a full year for one man who scored low on a DriveABLE test to re-obtain his Class I driving license.



It would strongly appear that Alberta Transportation abuses, harasses and bullies seniors.

Thank you

Yours truly